New! #BECCABrightEyes Collection

The eyes are the windows to the soul and also the first place to show signs of aging. Dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles and crows feet begin to show up around age 40, sometimes even sooner. With work, kids and errands we women don’t ever seem to get enough sleep. I’m pretty sure I haven’t had […]

All Drugstore Makeup FOTD Part 1: Complexion

  It’s been a hot minute since I did a full face of the day using only drugstore makeup. There were SO many great drugstore products launched in 2017 it was quite easy! Mass Market brands have really stepped it up, with some products said to be dupes for high-end brands. In fact, there are […]

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paris Dream Palette!

  I haven’t had much experience with Manna Kadar except for a lovely lip gloss in an old Ipsy bag, but I LOVED that gloss so when I saw the Manna Kadar booth at CosmoProf I was curious to take a look at the other offerings from the brand. I immediately fell in love with the Paris […]

Makeup Wars – The Best Illuminizers!

This week our Makeup War bloggers are highlighting (hee hee get it?) our favorite illuminizers. Highlighters and luminizers are especially helpful for us over 40 girls to get our youthful glow back, but we need to stop short of too much frost or glitter. I have tested everything on this list and deemed them appropriate […]

Review: BECCA Blotting Powder Perfector

    BECCA’s Blotting Powder Perfector ($38) is saving my life AND my face this summer. While I don’t have oily skin, per sé, my oil glands start working overtime when the warm weather hits (at least something on this half decrepit body is working). I get SITZS–Shiny Icky T-Zone Syndrome and I HATE it. […]

Youngblood Cosmetics An Over 40 Woman’s Best Friend!

A little background about Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics from their website (www.ybskin.com): Granting women the power to conceal and correct imperfect complexions has always been the mission of Pauline Youngblood, founder and president of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Pauline draws inspiration from nature as well as her own practical experience as a paramedical aesthetician to dermatologists and […]

Besame Cosmetics – Artful Old World Glamour

Besame Cosmetics is a true gem in the cosmetics industry. It’s a small independently owned company that still makes their products by hand! Owner Gabriela Hernandez, is a devotee of the old Hollywood glamour of the 30’s and 40’s and it shows in the beautiful packaging and attention to detail of the  Bésame product line. Bésame is best known […]

Pore Wars: Mally v.s. IT Cosmetics v.s. Make Up For Ever

…..in mirrors all across the galaxy, women gazed at the black holes and craters upon their faces. It is a time of shrieking and recoiling. Women from planets all over the galaxy are searching for a solution to the gaps and large cavities that mar their outward appearance. One brave rebel, Princess Prime Beauty, vows to find an answer and bring peace […]